EdcampYEG is here!
November 2, 2012 Leave a comment
Thanks to Danny Maas (@dannymaas) for writing this post and sending it as an email to all ECSD Tech Coaches. Saturday, Nov. 3 is the second annual EdCamp Edmonton event at Lillian Osborne High School in Edmonton! Come on out for this exciting, FREE professional learning event! The fun starts Saturday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. sharp and goes until 3:30 p.m. It’s put on BY teachers FOR teachers and is an amazing way to learn new ideas and network with other passionate educators using technology!
What is EdCamp?
It’s an un-conference format that is best described on the EdCamp Edmonton website http://edcampedmonton.com :
“What is an Edcamp?
An Edcamp is an education focused gathering meant to generate conversation, curiousity and genuine learning. Here’s how it works:
Arrive at the conference with an idea for a session that you would like to lead or with the anticipation of a full day of learning. A session might explore a technology tool, a discussion about best practices, or a collaborative presentation with multiple facilitators.
During the first hour, you will have time to meet and mingle with other educators over coffee. While you converse, there will be an empty session board where you and all attendees can post session titles based on common goals or questions that develop. By the end of that first hour, Edcamp organizers will assemble the schedule to create a personalized, authentic day of learning and connecting.
Over the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to attend up to four sessions. The rule of the unconference is to “vote with your feet”. If a session doesn’t meet your needs, simply get up and move on to another room.”
Register NOW at http://edcampedmonton.com/register/ and bring your colleagues for a day of amazing conversation, learning, and even door prizes!
It’s never too late to register. Walk ups are definitely welcome!